Habs in Sochi Update #7

Unbelievable to think that this is already update number seven of the #HabsInSochi. The Olympics didn’t start too long ago and we are now down to four men’s ice hockey games left. Today, Subban was the only Habs player with the potential to hit the ice today that was a healthy scratch. Max Pacioretty replaced Stepan in the Americans’ game against the Czechs and earned over eleven minutes of ice time. Czech captain Plekanec saw 17:28 of ice time and put 2 shots on net in their eliminating loss to the states. Carey Price did not face many shots against the Latvians, only having the chance to stop the puck 16 times in a Quarterfinal game but shut the door 15 times on route to a 2-1 win over Latvia to advance to the Semifinals. Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov will both follow Plekanec into the elimination zone as the Russians faced a surprising loss to Team Finland. In over 17 minutes of ice time Markov shot twice on net, for a total of 8 shots in his last two games. Emelin played a little less, just over 14 minutes but still shot the puck on net once. Neither tallied any points.

Habs still remaining:

Carey Price  & P.K. Subban (Canada)

Max Pacioretty (USA)

Habs eliminated:

Peter Budaj (Slovakia)

Alexei Emelin & Andrei Markov (Russia)

Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic)

 

Today, I give the Habs Player of the Day to:

Photo: canadiens.nhl.com (Habs in Sochi) photos.

Photo: canadiens.nhl.com (Habs in Sochi) photos.

Carey Price of Team Canada who saved the puck on 15 of 16 shots taken by the Latvians. Price now improves to a perfect 3-0-0-0 undefeated record, with a save percentage of a little over 94%. While yet to post a shutout, the B.C. native has only allowed three goals in three games between the pipes averaging 1 per game in his first ever Olympic appearance for Team Canada.

 

The major arena holding the majority of games is the newly opened (2012) Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The $180.1 million structure holds a capacity of 12,000 people. 300 metres down the road is an even new barn (2013), Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The $27.2 million arena will host ice hockey games as well as ice sledge hockey games in the Paralympics. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

DAY 4:

PLAYER NAME………COUNTRY……………..GOALS……ASSISTS……SOG……TOI

Alexei Emelin……………Russia…………………..0…………….0…………….1………14:07

Andrei Markov………….Russia………………….0……………..0…………….2………17:16

Tomas Plekanec……….Czech Republic………0……………..0…………….2………17:28

Max Pacioretty…………USA……………………..0……………..0…………….1……….11:14

PLAYER NAME……..COUNTRY…………..WIN?……….SAVE%…….SAVES/SHOTS

Carey Price…………..Canada………………….YES…………|.937%…….…….15/16

 

Daily Scores:

Sweden 5 vs. Slovenia 0——————— ATTENDANCE: 7, 325

Finland 3 vs. Russia 1———————— ATTENDANCE: 11, 654

Canada 2 vs. Latvia 1————————- ATTENDANCE: 9, 825

USA 5 vs. Czech Republic 2—————— ATTENDANCE: 4, 606

 

Zachery’s 3 Stars of the Day:

Photo: Scanpix/AP

Photo: Scanpix/AP

 

1. Kristers Gudlevskis (Latvia – Syracuse Crunch): Saved 55 of 57 shots against Canada.

2. Carl Hagelin (Sweden – New York Rangers): 2 goals in only 12:28 of ice time given.

3. Ryan Suter (USA – Minnesota Wild): 3 assists.

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#HabsInSochi Totals:

1. Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic): 1 Goals, 3 Assists — 4 Points

2. Andrei Markov (Russia): 0 Goals, 2 Assists — 2 Points

3. Max Pacioretty (USA): 0 Goals, 1 Assist — 1 Point

4. Alexei Emelin (Russia): 0 Goals,  0 Assists — 0 Points

5. P.K. Subban (Canada): 0 Goals,  0 Assists — 0 Points

 

1. Carey Price (Canada): 3-0-0-0, .941%, 0 Shutouts, 3 Goals Against

2. Peter Budaj (Slovakia): 0-0-0-0 (Replaced Halak mid-game), .750%, 0 Shutouts, 2 Goals Against

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